By Cliff Gogh
Published by Changemakers Books
Reviewed by Ally Barber, an intern for Dreaming Big Publications
ABOUT THE BOOK
To quiet his existential horror, a brooding young man seeks to understand life. Cliff Gogh is out in the dark, a solitary ghost examining himself in the night, with all of his mental faculties directed toward the intangible, pain, darkness, despair, fearlessness, love, and the incomprehensibly vast.
4 out of 5 stars
In this powerful memoir, Cliff Gogh provides the audience with a profound look into his psyche as he mentally explores himself and his life. Beyond the Furthest Edge of Night is a fascinating look into the mind and life of an interesting and quite troubled young man. The author’s writing style immediately sucks the reader in, leaving them eager for more and to continue reading. Gogh truly has a talent and a way with words that he skilfully uses to capture and keep the attention of his audience. Though Gogh is quite a brooding and apparently troubled person, it is not hard for the reader to feel a sense of kinship with him as he considers things that haunt almost of us – our relationships with others, our purpose in life, and the impact of our own actions on ourselves.
Beyond the Furthest Edge of Night is a beautiful and endlessly interesting work. That being said, if one is unable to truly ‘get into’ the book and appreciate it for what it is, it could be easy for one to label it as overdramatic. Honestly, the language does seem a bit overdone or too ‘flowery’ at times. However, this does not detract from the beauty of it. Overall, Cliff Gogh’s Beyond the Furthest Edge of Night is an absorbing and beautiful work.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cliff Gogh is an observer of life with a unique psychological and spiritual outlook regarding the deeper unconditioned nature of being. His background is one of travel, wandering, and mountain treks. His work, which has spanned over twenty years of self-searching and reflection, is an effort to both candidly reveal his own inner landscape and highlight the way the being can be open to other beings.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for writing a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.